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Banned Books Week: Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

September 22 − September 28, 2013

Celebrate the Freedom to READ

 Banned Books Week (BBW) is an annual event celebrating the freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.  This year is the 31th Anniversary of Banned Books Week which highlights the benefits of free and open access to information while drawing attention to the harms of censorship by spotlighting actual or attempted bannings of books across the United States.

 Visit the American Library Association's Banned Books Week Page for more information.  For a complete list of the books banned or challenged in 2012-2013 and to see the reasons behind the challenges download a copy of the list here.

Below is a list of Youth and Young Adult books that were banned and/or challenged in 2012-2013:

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Uncle Bobby's Wedding by Sarah S. Brannen

Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card

The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

When it Happens by Susane Colasanti

Carter Finally Gets It by Brent Crawford

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Totally Joe by James Howe

The Popularity Papers by Amy Ignatow

Fallen Angels by Water Dean Myers

Intensely Alice by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

The Family Book by Todd Parr

The Body of Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci

In Our Mothers' House by Patricia Polacco

And Tango Makes Three by Justin Richardson and Peter Parnell

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakspeare

The Dirty Cowboy by Amy Timberlake


Books Banned/Challenged in 2011-2012

Books Banned/Challenged in 2010-2011

Books Banned/Challenged in 2009-2010

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